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Ann-Christe Young

Mark Coirhas been named the Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program’s 1999 Distinguished Alumnus. Coir has been director of Archives at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, since 1983. Prior to his position at Cranbook, he served as reference librarian at the Detroit Public Library and as an archivist for the Burroughs Corporation. Coir has served as a consultant to the Detroit Historical Society and the Detroit Medical Center. He recently stepped down as president of the Michigan Archival Association and continues to be active in the Society of American Archivists.

Carol Anne Germain,Networked Resources Education librarian at the University at Albany (UA), SUNY, and Laura Hom, a graduate student in the School of Information Science and Policy at UA, were this year’s recipients of the Pritchard Award. The award is given in recognition of Germain’s and Horn’s joint project to develop a Web-based interactive tutorial for students to evaluate Internet information resources. The educational tool they developed will teach ways to evaluate resources accessed via the Internet and show students the importance of accessing resources appropriate to the task. Each of the recipients received $500 and a certificate. The Pritchard Award was established by Miriam Snow Mathes in tribute to the life and work of Martha Caroline Pritchard, the first director of UA’s Library School (1926-41).

Simmona Simmons-Hodois the recipient of the 1999 University of Maryland (UM), Baltimore County, James Partridge Award for the Outstanding African American Information Professional. Simmons-Hodo is the head of reference at UM and has worked for the library in various positions for the last 25 years. Simmons-Hodo is active in professional associations including serving as secretary for the Black Military History Institute of America and a member of the Maryland Library Association.

Michael David Ruskis now editor of the Community & Junior College Libraries journal. Rusk is dean of the Learning Resources Centers at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

Iren L. Snavely Jr.,librarian at Temple University’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, campus, is now editor of the Journal of Religious & Theological Information.

Leon Stout,Pennsylvania State University (PSU) archivist, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Stout has been PSU’s archivist since 1974. He was named a Fellow of SAA in 1996. He has also served as treasurer of SAA and chair of the Description Section and Archival Educators Roundtable. He has held leadership positions for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and he is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, New Jersey Historical Association, Pennsylvania Historical Association, and the Centre Country Historical Society (for which he served as vice president and member of the Board of Governors). In 1987 Stout was awarded a Mellon Fellowship for Archival Research at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. He won the PSU Libraries Award in 1991.


William Hannafordhas been appointed head librarian of the American Farm School at the Dimitris Perrotis College in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was most recently professor of Philosophy and director of Academic Resources at Champlain College in Vermont. Previously he served as director of the library at Albright College in Pennsylvania and as Library Director at Castleton State College in Vermont. He was also head of collection development at Middlebury College and assistant dean for collection development at the University of New Mexico. He has written and edited a number of papers, articles, and books and is co-editor of Collection Development in College Libraries, published by ALA.

Paula Kaufman

Paula Kaufmanhas been named university librarian at the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign (UIUC), and will begin September 1999. Kaufman has been dean of libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1988. Before this position she was acting vice president and university librarian at Columbia University, and prior to that she was director of Columbia’s Academic Information Services Group. UIUC Chancellor Michael Aiken said, “We believe that Paula Kaufman has what it will take to provide the leadership of the UrbanaChampaign library in both the state and nation in terms of traditional curatorial responsibilities, the new digital age, and broader access and better service.” She is author of “Looking Over Electronic Shoulders: Privacy in 21st Century Libraries” in The Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century, which is forthcoming from Purdue University Press. Kaufman is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration. She has served as consultant to a dozen university libraries. In 1989, she won the UlUC-sponsored Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award.

Lee C. Ketcham-Van Orsdelhas been appointed director of libraries at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky, effective August 1. Van Orsdel comes to EKU from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where was director of libraries since 1991. Prior to that, she was director of Account Services for the Southeastern Region of EBSCO Information. Van Orsdel currently selves on the SOLINET Board of Directors. She chairs the ACRL Professional Development Committee and the Alabama Virtual Library Steering Committee. Van Orsdel is co-author of Bowker’s Annual Periodical Price Survey and has been a consulting editor of College and Undergraduate Libraries since its inception in 1993. She was the 1997 recipient of the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries Advancement Award.

Lee C. Ketcham-Van Orsdel

Artemis G. Kirkhas been appointed director of university libraries at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Prior to joining URI, Kirk established Information Services Consulting, a consulting practice to libraries, businesses, and educational institutions. From 1995-96 she was assistant director of Libraries for Collections and Budget at the University of Miami. She also served as director of libraries at Simmons College in Boston. Kirk has been active with the NELINET Board of Directors; OCLC Users Council; the Network Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; and the Board of the Fenway Library Consortium. She served on ACRL’s Copyright Committee and was president and Board member of the ACRL/ New England Chapter. She has held offices in the Library Administration and Management Association/Library Organization and Management Section (LAMA/LOMS) and was a member and chair of the LOMS Comparative Library Organization Committee. In 1991 Kirk was named U.S. Information Agency/ ALA Library Fellow, and she worked in Hong Kong for the Urban Council Public Libraries.

Artemis G. Kirk

Edward Adams now head of public services at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Brenda Baileyhas been appointed director of Distributed Systems for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

Karen Baileyis now the Rare Book librarian in the Baker Library Historical Collections Department of Harvard University.

Yuliya Biris now cataloger of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Harvard University.

Matt Blessinghas been appointed university archivist in the Department of Special Collections and university archives at Marquette University

Judith Brinkhas been appointed collection development officer at the Baker Library of Harvard University.

Stephanie Burkeis now reference librarian for Anglo-American Materials at Harvard University.

Kevin Cullenhas been appointed Reference Distance Learning librarian at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Sarah Dickinsonis the new collections librarian in the Frances Loeb Library Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Jack Eckertis now reference librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections in the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University.

Glynn Edwardsis now the manuscript processor at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.

Nancy L. (Roberts) Gaynoris now manager of Motorola, Inc. Technical Library in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Anna Getselmanis Reference and Education Services librarian in the Countway Library at Harvard University.

Kathy Gravesis now coordinator of reference services at the University of Kansas.

Robert Groveris now dean of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.

Marilyn Hallhas been appointed Health Sciences Reference librarian at San Diego State University.

Daniel P. Halloranhas been appointed president and CEO of Blackwell’s Book Services in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Anne Houstonis now collection coordinator at the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor.

Marilyn Kercherhas been appointed principal bibliographic database support specialist in the Baker Library of Harvard University.

Gloria Korsmanis public services librarian at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at the Divinity School of Harvard University.

Selden Durgom-Lamoureauxis now head of the Serials Section in the Acquisitions Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

James R. Lowreyhas been appointed head of Library Systems and Automation at Marquette University.

Katharine Martinezis now librarian of the Fine Arts Library at Harvard University.

Carol Mitahas been appointed Reference and Education Services librarian in the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University.

Micaela Moraleshas joined the Baker Library as the Electronic Information Teaching Support specialist at Harvard University.

Joyce L. Ogburnhas been appointed associate director of libraries for Resources and Collection Management Services at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Janet Rutanis now head of Technical Services in the Frances Loeb Library Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Thomas E. Schneiterhas been appointed assistant director of the Harvard University Library for the Depository.

E. Jaclyn Shiehhas been appointed cataloging associate librarian for Original Cataloging at the University of Michigan.

Leena Siegelbaumis now bibliographer for Eastern European Law at Harvard University.

Pamela Spitzmuellerhas been named the first James H. Needham chief conservator for special collections at Harvard University.

Mark Stoveris now Psychology/Behavior Sciences Reference librarian at San Diego State University.

Nick Vincelliis now head of the Order Section, Acquisitions in the Academic Affairs Libraries at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Donna Webberis now Manuscripts librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections in Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University.

Marilyn Woodhas been appointed librarian for Information and Document Delivery Services at the Harvard College Library.


Eva Jonas,librarian of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University (HU), has retired after 30 years of service to HU. She began her career at HU as a lab assistant in the Biological Laboratories after leaving her native Czechoslovakia. In 1973 Jonas was named head teaching assistant in Biology in the Summer School and also appointed reference librarian in the Cabot Science Library. In 1975 she became associate of Adams House (an academic house where students, faculty members, and tutors live), and in 1990 became its acting master. She was appointed librarian of the Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1978 (later named the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology).

Henry Latzke

Henry Latzkehas retired as director of library and media services at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, after 39 years of service. Latzke joined Concordia’s faculty as assistant librarian and director of audiovisual services in I960 and became director of library and audiovisual services in 1971. During the 1970s, he was president of LIBRAS, a consortium of private liberal arts colleges in the Chicago area. He also served as president of Private Academic Libraries in Illinois and held office with, or served as a committee member for the Metropolitan Library Assembly, the Suburban Library System, the Illinois College and Research Association/Illinois Board for Higher Education Liaison Committee, and the Illinois Library Computer System Organization. Latzke has been recognized by the Lutheran Education Association with the Ellen Waldschmidt Service Award for his lengthy service to the organization. He has also received the Mel George Award from LIBRAS for outstanding work in promoting library cooperation.

Eva Steiner Moseleyhas retired as curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library after 27 years of service to Radcliffe College. Moseley emigrated from Vienna in 1939 and completed her studies in the United States. From 195571 she held various library and editorial positions. She came to the Schlesinger Library as manuscript assistant in 1971 and was appointed curator a year later. In the early 1970s, Moseley led the library’s efforts to discover, collect, and make accessible sources for women’s history. She also helped to create the Harvard/Radcliffe Archives Group (1979), founded the Boston Archivists Group, was newsletter editor and president of New England Archivists, was Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1987 after serving on its council, and she helped found the Academy of Certified Archivists. Her articles have appeared many publications including the Radcliffe Quarterly and the American Archivist.

Miriam Palmhas retired from her position as principal acquisitions librarian at Stanford University (SU). She began her career at SU 27 years ago when she was hired as a librarian in the Catalog Department. She has trained many staff members in procedures designed to ensure solid service, and she is a trusted liaison to the collections and public service programs.


Pat Flowers,reference librarian in the Rivera Library of the University of California, Riverside (UCR), has died. She worked in the Torrance and Ontario Public Libraries and for the Inland Library System in San Bernardino, California. Flowers later began her career at UCR in 1985, where she was head of the Reference Department for many years. ■

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